Christian Louboutin is on the bucket list of almost every shoe lover. While there are many styles to choose from, if you had to pick just one, which would it be?
The “Pigalle” is one of the most popular styles in the Christian Louboutin collection because of its basic silhouette with pointed toes and high heels. There’s also “So Kate“, which is similar to the Pigalle except that it’s much sexier with thinner heels and lower vamps.
Recently, a new Christian Louboutin style has positioned itself as a celebrity favorite. While not as classic as the Pigalle or the So Kate, we’ve already spotted stars, such as Rihanna, Alessandra Ambrosio, Nina Dobrev, Florence Welch, Rocsi Diaz, and Nicki Minaj, wearing them. We’re talking about the “Impera” pumps, which are part of the brand’s Spring 2014 collection. They feature intricate lace-patterned laser-cut leather with clear PVC inserts, scalloped collars, pointed toes, lace-up vamps, ankle ties, and 4 inch stiletto heels. A number of color variations are available, including white, black, nude patent, and metallic gold specchio.
Who do you think looked best in them?
1. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is the latest star that we’ve seen wearing the Christian Louboutin “Impera.” She wore them along with her black-and-white multipatterned Brian Lichtenberg ensemble, which included a midriff-baring long-sleeved crop top, a matching skirt, and a pair of printed Homies Advisory leggings, as she kicked off the Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas.
Nicki Minaj kicking off Memorial Day weekend at 1OAK Nightclub inside The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on May 23, 2014
Nicki Minaj wearing the white version of the Christian Louboutin “Impera” pumps
2. Florence Welch
Twenty-seven-year-old Florence Welch wore her Louboutin pumps to complete her rather medieval folkloric fashion during the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards in London. She wore a Vilshenko dress that features multicolored embroideries, and her hair was in a braided updo to match her themed look.
Florence Welch at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England, on May 22, 2014
Florence Welch wearing white Christian Louboutin “Impera” pumps
3. Rocsi Diaz
Rocsi Diaz was a stunner at OK! magazine’s annual So Sexy event held at Lure Patio in Hollywood. She put her cleavage on display while posing on the red carpet clad in an ivory Haute Hippie blazer dress that features sleek lapels and flap pockets on the hips. She opted for the gold specchio version of the Impera.
Rocsi Diaz at OK! magazine’s So Sexy event held at Lure Patio in Los Angeles on May 21, 2014
Rocsi Diaz wearing gold specchio Christian Louboutin “Impera” pumps
4. Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev was also spotted wearing the gold version of the Impera when she hit the black carpet at CW Network’s 2014 Upfront Presentation in New York City. She looked pretty in her sexy black number that included an Alberta Ferretti embellished jacket and a pleated miniskirt, giving fans a peek at her cleavage while also displaying her legs.
Nina Dobrev at CW Network’s 2014 Upfront Presentation in New York City on May 15, 2014
Nina Dobrev wearing gold specchio Christian Louboutin “Impera” pumps
These Christian Louboutin Impera pumps are sexy, and we expect to see more celebrities in them. They are not classic, but they are definitely eye-catching.
Would you splurge on this pair? Which color would you choose?
Christian Louboutin “Impera” Pumps in Nude Patent, $1,295
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